The Amherst Media book, Flash and Ambient Lighting for Digital Wedding Photography: Creating Memorable Images in Challenging Environments acknowledges that weddings can be daunting occasions - especially if you're the photographer. Author Mark Chen doesn't dance around the challenges that await the wedding photographer: highly emotional clients, shifts in natural lighting, changes in location, and then some! Instead, Chen meets these inevitable situations head on and provides you with techniques and tips to navigate your way through each event with grace, and successful images.
Chen covers everything from shooting with flash and/or ambient light to postproduction editing in Adobe Camera RAW. Other topics include selecting the most suitable equipment for your wedding-day kit and comparison images, demonstrating how to avoid common shooting errors. Additionally, the book is filled with numerous examples of photos from real weddings - showing how Chen worked through challenges to produce successful images.
About the Author
Mark Chen is a photographer, an Adobe Certified Photoshop Instructor, and the owner of Mark Chen Photography. He teaches Photoshop at Houston Baptist University and Houston Community College and tours the nation giving Photoshop training sessions. He is the author of Creative Wedding Album Design with Adobe Photoshop and Unleashing the Raw Power of Adobe Camera Raw. He lives in Houston, Texas
Preparing wedding photographers to navigate these once-in-a-lifetime events, this resource acknowledges the highly emotional clients, shifts in natural lighting, and changes in location that come with the territory. Showcasing countless techniques for shooting with flash by itself, ambient light alone, or a combination of the two, the chapters provide elegant solutions to an array of potential lighting challenges that can surface on the wedding day. Postproduction remedies using Adobe Camera Raw are also included for those occasions when initial exposures prove insufficient. From selecting the right equipment for a versatile yet streamlined wedding-day kit to making smart adjustments to settings, all bases are covered. Numerous before-and-after images are explored, demonstrating common errors and how to avoid them. A wide variety of practical examples from real weddings round out the book, guiding a tour through challenging scenarios, illustrating the remedies devised, and explaining how they were quickly implemented in order to produce successful portraits